Week of June 20

Jessica Kramer
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate.

Matt Posusta 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors  
Joined as a sales associate. 

Jared Jacobson
Garver’s Animal Health Center
Joined as a veterinarian.

Julie Greving 
Realty Marketing Group
Joined as commercial real estate manager.

Nate Stevenson
Construction Services Inc.
Joined as a project engineer.

Emily Smedley
Amperage Marketing
Joined as a billing coordinator.  

Alysse Koch
Metro Wire and Cable - Iowa City
Joined as a sales consultant.

John Fuller
Goodwill Industries of Central Iowa 
Joined as director of marketing and development.

Dan Bolsem
Two Rivers Marketing
Joined as supervisor of video services.
 
Robert Bunch
Two Rivers Marketing
Joined as a senior developer and architect.
 
Allison McNeal
Two Rivers Marketing
Joined as a public relations coordinator.
 
Sharaya Jackson
Two Rivers Marketing
Joined as a public relations and marketing insights coordinator.

Renee Montz
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Joined as vice president and deputy general counsel.

Christy Olson
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior vice president of annuity services.
 
Lloyd Hill
American Equity Investment Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior vice president of the National Guard programs.
 
Marlys Van Manen
Eagle Life Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior vice president of annuity operations.

Morey Schaefer
Denman & Co. LLP
Joined as an audit supervisor.

Elizabeth Benson
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined as a bookkeeper.
Week of June 13

Levi Franzen
Wells Fargo Bank
Hired as a commercial real estate industry specialist.

Stephanie Boatwright
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as property manager at Sierra Pointe Apartments. 

Kristin Crowder
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as a leasing agent at Winwood Apartments. 

Julie Leigh
Wright Service Corp.
Hired as a human resources generalist.
 
Wendy Hansen
Wright Tree Service
Hired as a staff accountant.

Caitlin Kilburg
Scheldrup Blades
Joined as an associate attorney.

John Ward
Graham Construction Co.
Hired as a superintendent.

Wylie Osborne
Graham Construction Co.
Hired as a project manager.

Sarah Miller
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group
Joins as a sales associate.  

Ryan Page
Mokosak Advisory Group
Hired as an assistant investor coach.
 
Derek Forsythe
Gershman Mortgage
Hired as a mortgage loan originator.

Scott Harris
Gershman Mortgage
Hired as a mortgage loan originator. 

Michael Mack
Gershman Mortgage
Hired as a mortgage loan originator. 

Bob Perry
Nelson Construction & Development
Joined as a project superintendent.
 
Aaron DeCamp
Nelson Construction & Development
Joined as a project manager.
 
Danny Heggen
Nelson Construction & Development
Joined as a development project manager.

Jeff Diehl
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to assistant apartment manager.

Clint Frey
Hubbell Apartment Living
Promoted to assistant apartment manager.



Week of June 6 Wendy Eckhart
Wright Tree Service 
Promoted to senior systems accountant.

Caitlin Schuler 
TRIO Marketing | Branding | Advertising
Hired as an account manager.

Dr. Tracy Ekhardt
UnityPoint Health 
Joined as assistant vice president of medical affairs.

Brian Godwin
PolicyWorks
Promoted to director of regulatory compliance.

Erin O’Hern
PolicyWorks
Promoted to regulatory counsel.

Holly D’Anna
Lexicon Content Marketing
Hired as an associate editor.
 
Blake Holtzen
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a software developer I.
 
Jon Radke
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a software developer II.
 
Chad Simon
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a crop insurance underwriting specialist. 

LaVerne Greenfield 
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a sales support specialist.

Cammie Lange 
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a customer service and care coordinator representative.

Jennifer Pilkington 
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a customer service and care coordinator representative.

Karen Ellis
Delta Dental of Iowa 
Joined as a senior business operations analyst.

Gretchen Hageman
Delta Dental of Iowa 
Joined as dental wellness plan director.

Ryan Schweitzberger 
Palmer Group
Joined as an account executive.
 
Abby Wiese
Palmer Group
Joined as a recruiter.

Chris Engh
Wright Service Corp.
Joined as a staff accountant.
 
Yassine Elboujarfaoui
Wright Service Corp.
Joined as a help desk analyst.

Beth Lauck 
QPS Employment Group 
Promoted to branch manager.

Mitch Seitz 
QPS Employment Group 
Promoted to senior account executive.

Paul Melde 
Kuder Inc.
Joins as chief information officer.

Erin Milroy 
Kuder Inc. 
Promoted to chief strategy officer.

Kevin Stromert 
Big Creek Design Group
Joined as an intern architect.

Rebecca Cantrall 
Big Creek Design Group
Joined as an interior designer.

Mary Luna-Duffy 
Big Creek Design Group 
Joined as office manager.

Kristen Walter-Wenell
Merle Hay Mall
Hired as an assistant general manager.
 



Week of May 30

Levi Abramowitz 
Laser Resources
Hired as a warehouse operations assistant.
 
Jared Bahr 
Laser Resources
Hired as a field service technician.
 
Tony Bell 
Laser Resources
Hired as a field service technician.
 
Dennis Bogaards 
Laser Resources
Hired as a field service technician.
 
Mike Egger 
Laser Resources
Hired as a print and programming analyst.
 
Gary Lincoln 
Laser Resources
Hired as a field service technician.
 
Renee Lister 
Laser Resources
Hired as an accounting assistant. 
 
TJ Osborn 
Laser Resources
Hired as a field service technician.

Kevin Bowmaster 
Laser Resources
Hired as a field service technician.

Kyle Ross  
Palmer Group
Hired as an information technology support specialist.

Mollie Foth
Palmer Group
Hired as a recruiting coordinator.

Jessie Boll 
Palmer Group
Hired as a recruiter.

Jason Hennessey 
Palmer Group
Hired as a recruiter.

Katelyn Keimig 
Hubbell Realty Co.
Hired as a leasing agent.

John Lang
Graham Construction Co.
Hired as a project engineer.
 
Casey Hansen
Graham Construction Co.
Promoted to vice president and general manager.
 
Adam Douglas
Graham Construction Co.
Hired as safety director.

Jessica Ireland
Food Bank of Iowa
Joined as a volunteer and food drive coordinator.

Christina Zink 
Food Bank of Iowa
Joined as communications manager.

Gerry Neugent
Knapp Properties Inc.
Promoted to president and CEO. 

Chris Costa
Knapp Properties Inc.’
Promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Mary Schaeffer 
Knapp Properties Inc.
Promoted to vice president and controller.

Aimee Staudt
Knapp Properties Inc.
Promoted to vice president and director of development.

Bridget Blum
Merchants Bonding Co.
Joined as a communications and creative services coordinator.
 
Robert Fleming
Merchants Bonding Co.
Joined as a contract bond underwriter.
 
Cesar Contreras
Merchants Bonding Co.
Joined as network and system administrator.

Melissa Kieszkowski
Denman & Co. LLP
Joined as an audit in-charge.

Erica Reams
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as office manager.
 
Carrie Routh
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as a project coordinator.
 
Emily Rasmussen
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as an associate landscape designer.
 
Kym Dresback
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as a project coordinator.
 
Amy Lenning
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as an account manager.
 
Anna Saemisch
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as an account manager.
 
Brian Edgar
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Hired as seasonal services manager.
 
Corey Hurst
Wright Outdoor Solutions
Promoted to landscape project manager.

Angie Pfannkuch 
Olsson Associates
Joined as a development consultant.

Jim Adrianse
Earthwise Disposal
Joined as president.

Ward Phillips 
Watermark Retirement Communities
Joined as regional sales director.

Jacob Kolander
Staybridge Suites 
Hired as director of sales.

Tray Wade
HCI Care Services and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
Named chief operating officer.

Danielle Pierotti
Visiting Nurse Association of America
Joined as a representative.




Week of May 16

Brooke Bridenstine
Des Moines Performing Arts
Promoted to ticket office staff manager. 

Heidi Watkins
Des Moines Performing Arts
Joined as finance director and controller.

Ben Collette 
Hubbell Homes
Joined as a superintendent.

Miles Wagler
Hubbell Homes
Joined as an assistant superintendent. 

Amber Synarong
Hubbell Realty Co.
Joined as an accounting clerk.

Sonia Ashe
Young Women’s Resource Center
Joins as a fund development coordinator.

Rick Fleener
Lincoln Savings Bank Financial
Hired as an assistant vice president and insurance producer.
 
Justine Peebles
Lincoln Savings Bank
Hired as a vice president and branch manager in Ankeny. 

Stacy Henningsen
AIB College of Business
Promoted to director of transfer admissions.

Rebecca Cantrall
Big Creek Design Group 
Joined as an interior designer.           

Mary Luna-Duffy
Big Creek Design Group
Joined as office manager.

Nicole Barth
Wright Tree Service
Hired as accounts payable lead.

Alison Knox
Wright Tree Service
Hired as a payroll and billing specialist.

Denise Bahner
Wright Service Corp.
Hired as a receptionist.

Paul Melde
Kuder Inc. 
Joined as chief information officer.

Andrew Strutzenberg
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group
Joined as an associate.

Garrett Roche 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group
Joined as a sales associate. 

Leslie Jasper
Regus
Joined as general manager.
 


Week of May 9

Kolby Jones
Ecosystem Services Exchange
Joined as director of field operations.

Grant Waltz
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Promoted to information systems quality assurance I.
 
Jodie Dalsing
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a quality assurance manager II.

Mike Harms
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a property and casualty adjuster/inspector.

Ron Jacobs
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a property and casualty adjuster and inspector.

Stephanie Majors
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a technical writer I.

Dustin Saner
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a quality assurance analyst III.

Jason Snyder
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa
Hired as a business analyst II.

Ron Sutton
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa 
Hired as a property and casualty adjuster/inspector.

Joy Wykle
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa 
Hired in property & casualty underwriting support.

Dawn Sly-Terpstra
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Named assistant vice president of marketing and online development, business information services division.

Noreen E. O’Shea
Des Moines University 
Hired as an assistant professor of family medicine.
 
Natalie Hutchinson
Des Moines University 
Hired as library director and an associate professor.

Abby Neumeyer 
Des Moines University 
Hired as an administrative assistant.

Paula VandeKieft
Des Moines University 
Hired as a staff accountant.

Jenifer Bates
JEO Consulting Group Inc.
Joined as a project manager.

Jeff Harder 
VisionBank
Promoted to market president.

Christopher Lightfoot
Flynn Wright
Joined as an account coordinator.
 
Austin Ruggieri
Flynn Wright
Joined as an account and media coordinator.

Eric Sill
Graham Construction Co.
Hired as a project manager.
 
Patrick O’Neal
Graham Construction Co.
Hired as a superintendent.
 
Heather Dayton
Graham Construction Co.
Promoted to senior project coordinator.
 
Nik Gladson
Graham Construction Co.
Promoted to project manager.

Renee Cook
Telligen
Joined as a senior review coordinator.

Ray Wu 
Telligen
Joined as a programmer analyst.

Erryn Andersen 
U.S. Cellular Corp. 
Promoted to director of sales.

Don Cochran 
U.S. Cellular Corp. 
Promoted to director of sales for business development.

Ben Kipp 
U.S. Cellular Corp. 
Promoted to business area sales manager.

Sarah Stumpf
U.S. Cellular Corp. 
Promoted to retail area sales manager. 

Kayleigh Biloki
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
Joined as an associate.  

Polly Mason
Merchants Bonding Co.
Joined as a contract underwriter assistant.
 
Aaron Schultz
Merchants Bonding Co.
Joined as a commercial surety production underwriter.

Holly D’Anna
Lexicon Content Marketing
Hired as an associate editor.

Greg Bodensteiner
Marketlink Inc. 
Joined as information technology director.



Week of May 2

Michael Carruthers
Des Moines University
Joined as an assistant professor of microbiology and immunology.

Yujiang Fang
Des Moines University 
Joined as an academic pathologist.

Devon Martin
Telligen
Joined as a project assistant II.

Kimberly Williams Tripp
Telligen 
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Pamela Valvano
Telligen 
Joined as a senior health information technology adviser.

Margaret O’Neill
Telligen
Joined as a business analyst.

Cheryl Moore
Hubbell Realty Co.
Joined as a senior commercial property manager.

Juan Verdugo
Hubbell Realty Co.
Hired for a help desk position in the information technology department.

Dani Markus
OutcomesMTM
Joined as director of clinical services.
 
Tim Sullivan
OutcomesMTM
Joined as director of network performance.

Shane Maas
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Co.
Joined as an information technology manager III.

Heidi Wessels
Bluestone Project Management
Joined as a project manager II.

Bianca Carbonara
Strategic America
Promoted to client services assistant account manager.

Kelsey Feller
Strategic America
Promoted to client services assistant account manager.

Kim Sheeler
Strategic America
Promoted to accounting specialist II.

Jenny Wise
Strategic America
Promoted to client services account manager.

Abby Bedore
Strategic America
Hired as a public relations account coordinator.

Kristy Hoelscher
Strategic America
Hired as a proofreader and copywriter.

Molly M. Brau
Whitfield & Eddy PLC
Joined as an associate attorney.



Week of April 25

Nita Brumbaugh
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Promoted to director of development.

Bob Darr
EXIT Realty North Star 
Joined as a Realtor.

Colin Judd
Opus Design Build
Joined as an associate project manager.

Steven Low
Brooks Borg Skiles Architecture Engineering LLP
Joined as an architect.

Kyle Ross
Palmer Group
Joined as an information technology support specialist.

Stephanie Wessman Lemmon
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a senior executive assistant.

Jed Schellhammer 
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a customer service representative.

Lauren Gunnare
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a customer service representative.

Angie Christianson
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a customer service representative.
 


Week of April 18

Theresa Grandquist
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a full-time associate.

Eric Idehen
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
Joined as Levitt Club unit director.
 
Elaine Collet
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa
Joined as coordinator of special projects and volunteerism.

Andrew Weinecke
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Co.
Joined as an associate actuary I.

Ben Bruns
The Weitz Co.
Promoted to director of business development.
 
Mike Cooper
The Weitz Co.
Promoted to senior project manager.
 
Stephanie Morrison
The Weitz Co.
Promoted to project manager II.
 
Bryan Myers
The Weitz Co.
Promoted to vice president of estimating and operations.

Mary Laird 
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a loan account executive.

Jeff Wisgerhof
TMC Transportation
Promoted to vice president of driver training.

Brad Chiafos
Combined Systems Technology
Joined as a network sales consultant.

Alicia Dunham
Combined Systems Technology
Joined as a network sales consultant.

Jeri Lancaster 
Combined Systems Technology
Joined as an administrative assistant.

Cat Cantrell 
Mercer Health & Benefits
Joined as a client consultant.

Ben Edkin
Mercer Health & Benefits
Joined as a sales professional.

Lisa Steenhard
Mercer Health & Benefits
Joined as a client consultant.

Mary Mendenhall-Core 
Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Joined as director of development and marketing. 

Jessi Steward
Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Joined as a marketing and program coordinator. 

Emily Schettler 
Iowa Association of Business and Industry
Joined as a communications coordinator.
 



Week of April 11

Martina Schubert
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co.
Joined as assistant vice president of enterprise content management.

Mike Maher
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as a maintenance technician at Country Club Village Apartments. 

Diane Hovis
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Michael Voumard
Telligen
Joined as a support technician I.

Thad N. Long
SVPA Architects Inc
Named director and vice president. 

Leslie J. Wilson
SVPA Architects Inc.
Promoted to stockholder.

Jon R. Oosterhuis
SVPA Architects Inc.
Promoted to stockholder.

Scott Venteicher 
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joins as a full-time associate.

Jim Siebersma
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joins as a full-time associate.

Jeffrey T. Obrecht
Peoples Co.
Joined as a real estate broker.

Jon Sargent
Todd & Sargent Inc.
Promoted to executive vice president.

Rachel Longley
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a sales associate.

Sara Thomas
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a sales associate.

Niki Towers
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as an administrative assistant.

Allison Henry
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a credit analyst.

Lydia Thies
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to operations associate.

Daniel Neumann
Midwest Heritage Bank
Promoted to operations associate.

Kent Seuferer
Midwest Heritage Bank 
Promoted to bank manager.

Matt Crooks
Midwest Heritage Insurance Services
Hired as a store benefits counselor.

Barry Miller
Midwest Heritage Insurance Services
Hired as an agency account representative.

Nikki Desmond
Midwest Heritage Insurance Services
Hired as a property and casualty customer service representative.

OJ Slavish
Midwest Heritage Financial Services
Hired as a financial planner.

Carolyn Larson 
Iowa Architectural Foundation
Hired as managing director.

Jessie Boll
Palmer Group
Hired as a recruiter.

Jason Hennessey
Palmer Group
Hired as a recruiter.

Jim Foreman 
On With Life
Hired as chief financial officer.

Angie Richards
Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines 
Promoted to vice president and director of marketing and communications.

Silvia Aguayo
Hubbell Apartment Living
Joined as a leasing agent.

AJ Cook
Hubbell Apartment Living
Joined as an apartment maintenance technician.

Michael Gnankou 
Hubbell Homes
Joined as a residential cost estimator and database analyst.

Cole Hornbuckle
South Story Bank & Trust 
Joined as a credit analyst.

Ryan Wesley
Metro Wire and Cable - Iowa City
Promoted to sales manager. 

Dave Christens
Ernst & Young LLP 
Named a managing partner.
 


Week of April 4

Beth Culver
Telligen
Hired as a project assistant.

Naji Hattar
Telligen
Hired as a quality improvement facilitator intern.

Amanda Loney
Telligen
Hired as a review assistant II. 

Nancy Johnson
Telligen
Hired as a senior review coordinator.

Loreen Newell
Telligen
Hired as a project manager.

Tapan Shah
Telligen
Hired as a project manager.

Brett Williams
Telligen
Hired as a project manager.

Jamie Jackson
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as a public relations supervisor.
 
Keesia Wirt
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as a content strategist.
 
Lisa Niebuhr
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as creative director.
 
Allison Wood
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as account supervisor.

Caroline Havekost
Two Rivers Marketing
Hired as  account coordinator.

Bill Wright
CBRE | Hubbell Commercial
Joins as a Realtor.

Marty Herrmann
CBRE | Hubbell Commercial
Joins as a Realtor.

TJ Jacobs
CBRE | Hubbell Commercial
Joins as a Realtor.

Ryan Hepler
Wolin Mechanical-Electrical
Joined as engineering manager.

Lee Harper
Farmers Mutual Hail Reinsurance Co.
Promoted to information systems manager I.
 
Patrick Kelley
Farmers Mutual Hail Reinsurance Co.
Promoted to business analyst I.
 
Caroline Immel
Farmers Mutual Hail Reinsurance Co.
Hired as a quality assurance analyst III.
 
Kelli Soesbe
Farmers Mutual Hail Reinsurance Co.
Hired as a multimedia specialist I.

Mindy Inthalangsy
RDG Planning & Design
Joined as a graphic designer.

Marina S. Grabchuk
Davis Brown Law Firm
Joined as an associate attorney.

Joe Hrdlicka
Iowa Biotechnology Association
Joined as executive director.

Sarah Riesberg
Hubbell Realty Co.
Joined as a receptionist and administrative assistant.

Adnan Causevic
Hubbell Apartment Living
Joined as an apartment maintenance technician.

Bonner Tuinstra
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group
Joined as a full-time associate working out of the Metro office. 

Laura Poore
NCMIC Group Inc. 
Hired as a Web programmer and designer.

Rebecca Adair
NCMIC Group Inc. 
Hired as a loss control representative.

Matt Rieks
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to manager.

Kristi Gale
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to senior marketing data analysis manager.

Christy Gooding
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to senior marketing communications manager.

Kent Nanke
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to senior marketing communications manager.

Gayle Welter
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to senior marketing communications manager.

Tami Frischmeyer 
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to assistant controller. 

Aaron Hellenga  
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to senior merchant deployment representative.

Gena Januszewski
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to assistant director merchant.

Steve Genck
NCMIC Group Inc.
Promoted to account manager.

Teresa Reed
Junior Achievement of Central Iowa
Joined as an operations coordinator.

Matthew Banse
United Brick
Joined as an architectural salesperson.

Lathrop Preston
Trilix 
Joins as a back-end Web developer.

Travis Ziemke
Trilix
Joined as a media specialist.

Jim Ross
The Samuels Group
Joined as a project manager.

Susan Beierschmitt
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to senior project coordinator.

Jean Burlingame
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to customer service representative III.

Donna Huisman
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to customer services representative IV.

Kristi Junkin 
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to print shop assistant.

Tim Noring 
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to software development manager.

Patti Plath 
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to vice president of customer service operations - life/health.

Brent Schnetter 
Iowa Bankers Association
Promoted to assistant vice president of agency services.

Amy Yost 
Iowa International Center
Joined as director of development and marketing.

Bret A. Dublinske
Fredrikson & Byron,PA
Joins as an attorney.



Week of March 21

Jill Dettbarn
Management Professionals Inc.
Joined as an assistant property manager.

Curtis Fett
Central Financial Group
Joined as a financial adviser.

Jeremy Rasmussen
Genlink Capital 
Joined as director.

Allie Ross
Des Moines Performing Arts 
Joined as assistant guest services manager.

Yoseph Asfaw
Telligen
Joined as a senior project manager.

Sheam Bakri
Telligen
Joined as a clinical pharmacy specialist.

Darcey Landuyt
Telligen
Joined as a senior review coordinator.

Christine E. Bestor Townsend
Belin McCormick P.C.
Joined as an associate.

Amanda Stout
Care Consultants for the Aging
Joined as a branch manager.

Scott Smith
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Promoted to general manager.
 
Kami Munson
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Promoted to office manager.

Jenny Hodges
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Hired as a service dispatcher and receptionist.

Tony Frantzen
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Promoted to new home manager.
 
Marty Robey
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Promoted to new home production manager.
 
Matt Smith
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Hired as commercial production manager.
 
Mark McMurry
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Promoted to multifamily and underground production manager.
 
Jeremy Leonard
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Promoted to service manager.
 
Lee Wykoff
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Hired as purchasing manager.
 
Larry Wykoff
Cook Plumbing Corp.
Hired as warehouse manager.
 



Week of March 14

Art Sathoff
Indianola Community Schools
Hired as superintendent.

Jeffrey Andersen
Dickinson Law Firm
Hired as an attorney.

Jeffrey Baxter
Dickinson Law Firm
Hired as an attorney.

Jessica Barlow
Downtown Community Alliance
Hired as senior marketing manager.

James Bruton
Des Moines Arts Festival
Hired as production manager.

Sarah Kromer
Delta Dental of Iowa
Hired as a programmer analyst.

Melody Brownell 
Delta Dental of Iowa 
Hired as a programmer analyst.

Jeff Thompson
Delta Dental of Iowa
Hired as a senior programmer analyst.

Alan Chandler (No photo)
Markey’s Rental & Staging
Promoted to assistant manager. 

Tim Champion
Slash Web Studios
Hired as a database architect.

Maggie Lawson
Slash Web Studios
Hired as a project manager.

Zach Ellsbury
Slash Web Studios
Hired as an application engineer.

Justin Cateron
Slash Web Studios
Hired as a programmer and developer.

David Stevens
Slash Web Studios
Promoted to application engineer.

Caleb Herman
Slash Web Studios
Hired as a programmer and developer.

Jacob Pfundheller
TMG Financial Services
Hired as a financial analyst.

Cathy Scott 
Hubbell Apartment Living
Hired as a leasing agent.

Vern Johnson
Hubbell Realty Company
Hired as a building maintenance engineer in the property management department.

Brant Leonard
Fredrikson & Byron 
Hired as an attorney.

Marc Ward 
Fredrikson & Byron
Hired as a senior attorney.

Bridget Penick
Fredrikson & Byron 
Hired as a senior attorney.

Pete Carlson
Opus Development Co. LLC
Hired as a senior vice president in the Minneapolis office.

Eric Schurr
TMG Financial Services
Promoted to chief strategy officer.
 
Aimee Dunn
TMG Financial Services
Promoted to director of operations.
 
Lance Kettering
TMG Financial Services
Promoted to financial planning and analysis manager.
 
Corey Skadburg
TMG Financial Services
Promoted to credit and risk group manager.
 
Jessica Hill
TMG Financial Services
Promoted to collections analyst team lead.
 
Angie Pedersen
TMG Financial Services
Promoted to manager of client services
 
Aubrey Ward
TMG Financial Services
Hired as a credit analyst.
 
Megan Riddle
TMG Financial Services
Hired as a project specialist.

Allison M. Lindner
BrownWinick 
Hired as an associate.

Leland W. Wilson 
BrownWinick 
Hired as an associate.

Ernestine Alpha 
AARP State and National Group
Promoted to business analyst.

Mandi Comer
Delta Dental of Iowa
Promoted to account manager.

Mike Erickson
Delta Dental of Iowa 
Hired as a senior database analyst.

Marq James
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Co.
Hired as senior vice president of sales.
 
John Whalin
GuideOne Mutual Insurance Co.
Hired as senior vice president of personal lines.



Week of Feb. 28

Shawn Severson 
Lifetime Fitness
Promoted to general manager.

Sheila Whalen
Denman & Co. LLP
Joined as a controller.

Sheila Nelson 
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a senior account manager.

Jason Collins
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a senior business analyst.

Eugene P. Kennedy, M.D.
NewLink Genetics Corp.
Joined as vice president for clinical and medical affairs.

Lyndsy Holloway 
U.S. Cellular Corp.
Promoted to area sales manager.

Jessica Ruba
Veridian Credit Union
Hired as legal counsel.

Scott Daniel
Telligen
Joined as a nurse care manager.

Laura Luinstra
Telligen
Joined as a solutions delivery manager.

Karen Oliver
Telligen
Joined as a quality improvement manager.

Cassie Reece
Telligen
Joined as a senior review coordinator.

Lyndsay Camp 
Hubbell Apartment Living
Joined as a leasing agent.

Cody Firkins
Hubbell Homes
Promoted to field superintendent.

Eric Miller
Hubbell Homes
Promoted to field superintendent.

Jeff Long
Hubbell Homes 
Promoted to superintendent.

Jim Muck
Hubbell Homes
Promoted to superintendent.

Paige Kleckner
818 LLC
Joined as a designer.

Lori Handeland
AIB College of Business
Promoted to senior academic adviser.

Erica Rohde
The Masters Group
Joined as a client services representative.

Kristy Cain
The Masters Group
Joined as a client services representative.

Abbie Shipton
Paragon IT Professionals
Joined as a recruiting specialist.

Brittany Schmidt
Delta Dental of Iowa
Joined as a customer service representative.

Ryan McCoy
Care Initiatives
Joined as senior financial consultant. 

Tasha K. Gould
Iowa Appraisal and Research Corp.
Named vice president.

Daniel W. Dvorak
Iowa Appraisal and Research Corp.
Named vice president.

Robert Endriss
Denman & Co. LLP
Joined as an audit in-charge.

Shelby Herig
Des Moines University
Joined as an educational specialist.

Tim Horsch
AIB College of Business
Joined as controller.

Shannon Saunders
AIB College of Business
Joined as an assistant registrar.

Keenan Carlson
AIB College of Business
Joined as a network specialist II.

Kirk Trow
AIB College of Business
Promoted to vice president for administration.

Josh Kruse
AIB College of Business
Promoted to creative director of marketing.

Michelle Steven
AIB College of Business
Promoted to network specialist II.

Daren Henriksen
AIB College of Business
Promoted to network specialist I.

Dawn Atwood
The Vernon Co.
Joined as a marketing research coordinator.

Andy Moffitt
Ryan Companies US Inc.
Promoted to director of preconstruction services.

Amy R. Piepmeier
Davis Brown Law Firm
Joined as an attorney.

Miriam Moreno-Diaz
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Pamela Lester
Telligen
Joined as a clinical project manager.

Kurt Matthewson
VisionBank
Joined as a senior vice president and commercial manager. 

Craig Sieverding
Davis Brown Law Firm
Joined as an attorney.

Emily Fichter
Young Women’s Resource Center
Joined as a prevention program specialist.
 
Katie McCune
Young Women’s Resource Center
Joined as a prevention program specialist.
 
Kathy Parenza
Young Women’s Resource Center
Joined as a volunteer coordinator.
 
Bailey Puhrmann
Young Women’s Resource Center
Joined as a marketing and events coordinator.

Sarah Reichardt
Des Moines “I Have a Dream” Foundation
Joined as a community development and corporate relations coordinator.

Joe Moench
Woodman Controls Co.
Joined as head of business development.
 
Steve Heun
Woodman Controls Co.
Joined as president.
 
Ryan Flaherty
Woodman Controls Co.
Joined as head of engineering.
 
Courtney Anderson
Woodman Controls Co.
Joined as head of operations. 

Michael Casner
QA Graphics
Joined as a programmer.

Dylan Schroeder 
RDG Planning & Design and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation
Joined as a landscape architecture intern.

Nathan Harris
RDG Planning & Design
Joined as an architectural intern.

Zak Sheeder
Lessing-Flynn Advertising Co.
Joined as a graphic designer.

Katelyn Kostek
Iowa Restaurant Association
Promoted to public relations specialist.



Week of Jan. 20

Shellie Sawyers
Telligen
Joined as a clinic health coach.

Loretta Olsen
Telligen
Hired as senior manager of health management operations.

Kevin Farrell 
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. 
Hired as as assistant vice president of personal lines and farm casualty underwriting.

Kate McClaskey
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Joined as a receptionist and administrative assistant.

Matthew D. Charnetski 
Des Moines University 
Hired as a simulation specialist.

Kelly M. Hennessey
Des Moines University
Hired as an accounts payable associate.

Cindy Lindstrom
Des Moines University
Hired as an academic assistant.

Jayne Strathe
Des Moines University
Hired as a clinical coordinator.

J. David Cummings
Roth & Co. P.C.
Hired as a tax manager.

Zach Sunderland
RDG Planning & Design 
Joined as an architectural intern.

Sara Hugley
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C.
Joined as a senior auditor.
 
Ashley Sly
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C. 
Joined as a senior accountant.
 
Tabetha McCormick
McGowen, Hurst, Clark & Smith P.C. 
Joined as a staff accountant.

Brett Adams
Trilix
Promoted to partner.

Jamie Alt
Iowa Events Center
Joined as director of corporate sales.

Kate Hightshoe
Hubbell Realty Co.
Hired as a business manager. 

Nick Newbury
Hubbell Realty Co.
Joined as a development inspector with the land development department.

Nichole Wildman
Hubbell Apartment Living 
Joined as a residential property manager.

Shelby Antelman
Buresh Home Solutions
Hired as business development manager.

Paul Sanders
Buresh Home Solutions
Hired onto the sales team.

David Slade
Renewable Energy Group
Promoted to executive director of biofuels technology and services.

Hayley Gross 
Special Olympics Iowa
Joined as director of records and technology.

Cindy Schaffer 
Special Olympics Iowa
Joined as director of corporate and foundation relations.

Ben Long
Tometich Engineering Inc.
Promoted to principal.

Laurie Minarik
The Members Group
Joined as senior director of client relations.

Denise Rathman
National Association of Social Workers - Iowa
Joined as executive director.

Tony Squire
ASI Signage Innovations
Joined as business development manager.

Jason Dettbarn
Merchants Bonding Co.
Promoted to regional vice president of contract underwriting.
 
Jim Holter
Merchants Bonding Co.
Promoted to vice president of commercial underwriting.
 
Cody White
Merchants Bonding Co.
Promoted to senior contract underwriter.
 
Tyson Conley
Merchants Bonding Co.
Promoted to senior commercial underwriter.
 
Seth Rooker
Merchants Bonding Co.
Promoted to commercial underwriter.
 
Matt Meyer
Merchants Bonding Co.
Promoted to commercial underwriter.

Alex Klopfenstein
Merchants Bonding Co.
Hired as a junior graphic designer.

Erin Fosselman
Merchants Bonding Co.
Hired as a marketing assistant.

Jessica Brown
Easter Seals Iowa
Hired as director of marketing and communications.

Debra Madison-Levi
Iowa Credit Union League
Joined as executive assistant to the CEO.

Brian Swanson
PrimeLending
Joined as a loan originator.

Elyssa Yesnes
Flynn Wright
Hired as a junior graphic designer.
 
Samantha Kemp
Flynn Wright
Hired as a junior graphic designer.
 
Maggie Baker
Flynn Wright
Hired as an account executive.

Angela Dethlefs-Trettin
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Promoted to vice president of community investment and initiatives.
 
Anna Nalean
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Promoted to community investment associate.
 
Eric Nihart
Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines
Promoted to accounting associate.

Tyler Brady
CoStar Group
Joined as state of Iowa sales and account executive.

Hoang Tran
RDG Planning & Design
Joined as an architectural intern.

Fredrick Dawson IV
Telligen
Joined as a senior financial accountant.

Megan Guldberg
Telligen
Hired as a review assistant II.

Rocky McLain
Telligen
Joined as a senior financial accountant.

Meghan Foley
Telligen
Joined as a project assistant II.

Jolene Finley
Bankers Trust Co.
Joined as an advertising administrator.
 
David Ling
Bankers Trust Co.
Joined as a vice president and business banking relationship manager.
 
Erik Moen
Bankers Trust Co.                                                                                                            
Joined as an assistant vice president and private banking officer.

Tanner Winterhof
People’s Trust & Savings Bank
Promoted to assistant vice president and Adel branch manager.

Anid Nezirevic
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as a sales associate in West Des Moines.

Wes Rodgers
Midwest Heritage Bank
Hired as an assistant vice president and commercial and agricultural lender in Chariton.

Brenda VandeLune
Midwest Heritage Insurance Services
Promoted to agency administration analyst.

Carlene Hinds
Roth & Co. P.C.
Joined as office manager.

Norma Davis
Coldwell Banker Mid-America Group Realtors
Joined as a sales associate.

Josh Davis
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Promoted to information services manager I.

Scott Bowers
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Promoted to software developer II.

Lee Harper
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Promoted to applications administrator II.

Kayla Lynch-Engebrecht
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Promoted to business analyst II.

Candy Magee
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Promoted to assistant manager of the reinsurance department.

Jim Nicholson
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Promoted to software developer III.

Jim Polish
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Promoted to senior mutual services representative.

Lance Van Vleet
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Promoted to agency coordinator.

Robin Hill
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Hired as a business analyst II.

Molly McCartan
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Hired as a business analyst II.

Bryan Sampica
Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.
Hired as a systems architect III.